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, have a great week. >>> how will congress, industry and universities respond to the science funding squeeze? i'm steve usdin. welcome to "biocentury this week." >>> your trusted source for biotechnology information and analysis. "biocentury this week." >>> science is under stress as fiscal austerity forces governments to make tough decisions. last week we heard from n.i.h. director francis collins who oversees the world's largest medical research budget. > i've been been involved in this enterprise now for 30 years, and the pace of discovery is accelerating at really remarkable pace. it allows us to make things possible that we wouldn't have dreamed up a decade ago. at the same time, neither i nor anybody else who's been aen for a long time in biomedical research can remember a time where the enterprise felt under such stress in terms of whether the resources will be there to allow these discoveries to continue to happen. >> colin said there ant any easy answers. n.i.h. is a critical part of the ecosystem but its work it only be furktly translated into medical progress if other part
baby. >> doing math with the gets? >> doing s.t.e.avenue. m. >> science, technology, engineering, art and math. >> hey, do you do "gangnam style." >> what does that mean? >> gangnam sfooil? >> psy. the horse dance. >> the horse dance. >> you got it. >> like that. >> there we go. >> oh, yeah. oh, yeah. ♪ >> almost as good as david gregory. >> you name, it elmo can do it. >> there we go. >> that was fantastic. >> let's talk about -- did you read the "new york times." >> yeah, "new york times." there's an article that the word really is overused. >> really? >> really. >> really. >> a whole article devoted to, that really? >> really. >> it used to be kind of like that's surprising, but now it's that snarky really? >> really. >> really. >> it has been overused. by the writers and shows to make that kind of funny turn. it has been a little overused. what are some other -- i'm actually thinking of like, you know, like. >> like, and, you know, i'm a complete offender. >> seriously. >> serious ly. >> really? >> what words are overused? >> elmo loves overusing love. >> oh. >> you can't overus
. our report from our chief science correspondent, robert bazell. >> reporter: jenna, like many moms, worries about protecting her kids from chemical contamination. especially the effects of bpa, found in plastics. >> i'm avoiding plastic in general. we try to drink out of glass. all of our water bottles are reuseable. >> reporter: a new stud zi suggests moms may be passing along bpa to their kids at birth. in a study, those with the highest levels of bpa had lower thyroid levels themselves and so did their sons. why boys? scientists aren't sure, but they've seen the same thing in animal studies. thyroid hormones help control many systems in the body. >> if bpa is impacting the levels during pregnancy, it could be affecting the learning of children later in life. >> reporter: it is part of many widely used plastic products. most americans have trace amounts in their bodies. while there have been many studies of bpa in animals, this is the first to show an effect on hormones in pregnant women and their newborns. in a statement, the american chemistry council said the author's speculat
productive sciences center. his company does not advertise for egg donors but said it's a growing business, because more older couples are trying to get pregnant and need donor eggs. wood says colleges are a great place to advertise. because female students are smarter, healthier and more attractive than the general population. >> the younger they are, the better their eggs. >> i don't think i would do it personally. to me, it's something that money can't buy. but i think it's strange. >> reporter: megan says the idea of being paid to let a doctor harvest her eggs makes her very uncomfortable. she thinks the ads take advantage of college students who need money. >> i think that's exactly what they're doing. >> what i've found is that very few donors do it solely for the money. they love the idea that there's a couple that's desperate for a child, and they have a chance to help them. >> reporter: making good money doing it. wood said a woman can make $70,000 by having her eggs harvested a maximum of seven times over a five-year period. >> and we've had egg donors pay their way through colle
now i want to hire another 100,000 new math and science teachers. and create 2 million more slots in our community colleges so that people can get trained for the jobs that are out there right now. and i want to make sure that we keep tuition low for our young people. when it comes to our tax code, governor romney and i bh agree that our corporate tax rate is too high. so i want to lower it. particularly for manufacturing, taking it down to 25%. but i also want to close those loopholes that are giving incentives for companies that are shipping jobs overseas. i want to provide tax breaks for companies that are investing here in the united states. on energy governor romney and i, we both agree that we've got to boost american energy production. and oil and natural gas production are higher than they've been in years. but i also believe that we've got to look at the energy sources of the future like wind and solar and biofuels and make those investments. so all of this is possible. now, in order for us to do it we do have to close our deficit. and one of the things i'm sure we'll be
. a report from our chief science correspondent robert bazell. >> reporter: about a million people receive steroid shots in the spine for back pain every year. several hundred patients are now receiving phone calls like this one -- >> this is cindy checking on our patients that had epidural steroid injections. need to know if everything's okay. >> reporter: health officials are now investigating 26 cases ofevere meningitis in five states including four deaths. officials are tryingo track down hundreds of other people in 23 states who got the injections and might be at risk. nbc news has learned health officials believe the outbreak originated at the new england compounding center near boston. the company is recalling hundreds of doses of a steroid compound it made for those lumbar injections believed to be contaminated with a fungus. >> one of the striking early features of this outbreak -- remember, we're still gathering data -- is that many of these patients are certainly middle-aged, they have back problems, but they're otherwise pretty healthy. >> reporter: a company like the new engla
government president -- wow -- adam rotti who is studying political science. >> all right. are you ready? >> question one. >> yes. >> which of the following is not a college mascot? "a," the fighting pickle? "b" -- >> keep going. keep going. >> banana slug, the leafy sea dragons or the trolls? >> go. >> the leafy thing. >> the leafy sea dragon. university of georgia school of the arts. while the trolls are from trinity college. question two. in the climactic scene in the film "rudy," what football team is notre dame playing when rudy finally gets in the game? university of southern california? georgia tech? university of michigan? or "d," university of tennessee? >> get it right. >> come on, you're on your own. >> michigan. >> not university of michigan. what do you think? >> georgia tech? >> georgia tech. okay. next question. listen up. on the periodic table of elements, the symbols "k" and "h" each stand for what? is it -- >> oh, oh! >> tennessee. >> natural resources. >> helium, carbon and mercury, potassium and hydrogen or krypton and hydrogen? >> potassium and hydrogen. >> it's pota
after death, the muscles responding to the electricity. >> science class sparks a bad idea in frankenwienie. a dog owner in tim burton's animation tale and when his pet pal sparky dies, victor takes his homework to the next level and brings the dog back to life. soon neighborhood bullies want in on the act, which may end up destroying the entire town. >> your mother and i are going to be taken. >> liam nessen's particular set of skills earn him "taken 2" he now needs her help. criminals lawyer to those he took out vow revenge and capture the spy and his wife on vacation. he gives his daughter atatorial so they can thwart the bad guys, again. rated pg-13. >>> nicole kidman is jail bait in queet the paperboy." she enlists the help of a journalist played by matthew mcconaughey. zac efron has a crush on kidman which may turn into a love or death triangle. it's rated r. >>> an odd story. how a dog made a phone call that brought police to the oeper's house. >>> how batman got arrested while he was fighting crime. >>> and the secret to losing weight and keeping the weight off. the
science ranked how people reacted to men with different hairstyles. and found that those who sport a shaved head are perceived as masculine. don't pull out the shears just yet, because guys with less hair were also rated lower in attractiveness and also seen as being lower. >>> spirit airline took a shot at a competitor with a one-day only online promotion. yesterday spirit offered 7.57% off base fares on its 757s. get it? the ad on the website said we let fares loose, not seats. it's a direct shot at american airlines, which inspected dozens of 747 jets after seats came loose during a flight. spirit is known for controversial ads in the past, targeting tiger woods, among others. >>> a big night in politics is almost being eclipsed by a big bir bird. it spawned tons of tweets. a faux twitter account called fired big bird. that account was suspended this afternoon, but not before some of its tweets went viral. one said, romney will fire big bird and cookie monster and replace them with the replacement refs. and a tweet from the real big bird, via the sesame street official site. my
science with nature for a balanced and radiant complexion. >> drew: lisa, what do you say? >> 675. >> drew: $675. jeannette? >> 550. >> drew: $550. deborah? >> $1,150. >> drew: jennifer? >> what was hers? >> drew: 657, 550 and 1,150. >> 676. >> drew: 676. actual retail price, $1,229. deborah, come on up here. nice to see you. the big 50,? >> yes. >> drew: congratulations, how about that. >> and 10 years cancer-free. >> drew: 50 years old, 10 years cancer-free, everybody. good for you, congratulations. >> thank you. >> drew: george, what do we have for her? >> george: something to celebrate that with, how about a new car. ( cheers and applause ) it's the ford focus se. featuring a two liter engine and electronic stability control, this dynamic hatchback is equipped with power windows and illuminated entry, plus paint and fabric protection, and automatic transmission. it's the ford focus. >> drew: deborah just told me that she told her daughter that shied give her daughter her car if she won a new one on "the price is right". what's your daughter's name? >> lauren. >> drew: lauren, hope you
science isn't my strong suit, myrna gives me a more physical task. >> i'm going to have you follow wes's lead here and he's going to show you what we're looking at as we're trying to make sure we've got everything, nothing is settling on the bottom of the vat. >> is that what broke it up into this? >> that's what makes it firmer. >> can i touch it? >> when you cut it and it's really, really mushy. the more they cure it the firmer it's going to get. >> oh, my gosh. my arm hurts. i swear this job is the best arm workout. >> hooping involves scooping curds into cheesecloth, and spring sprinkling salt and rolling it all together. it's fast, furious and heavy. >> put it over the top and put your hand here. >> we pack the curds into wheels and add more salt. >> it's like playing in sand. >> pretty much. >> it's a preservative, a flavoring and also a way of bringing the moisture level down in the cheese. >> am i doing it right? >> we're in one of the caves where the bleu cheese ages and it takes about six months. >> you can kind of see the bleu starting to grow on the outside. what's starting
in fields from medicine to science, art, and journalism. recipients don't often know they've been nominated until they find out they are winners. >>> one of the winners of the award almost missed the chance to accept. mann m mandolin player chris thiel repeatedly ignored calls from the macarthur foundation. he thought they were election year robocalls. he finally researched the number online and found they were the macarthur foundation. >>> the debate over gay marriage continues in the baltimore ravens locker room. for the second time this season, a ravens player is going public with his opinion. center matt burke wrote an op ed for his paper the minneapolis "star-tribune," wrote an opinion. burke, who is a harvard grad wrote, "i hope that in voicing my beliefs i encourage people on both sides to use reason and charity as they enter this debate." ravens coach john harbaugh says he encourages the debate as long as it is respectful. >>> we've been talking about baseball and football, and now training camp begins for the wizards today. one of the team's biggest stars won't be on the court for
"taken 2" is rated pg-13. >> the muscles respond to electricity. >> science class sparks a bad idea in this movie. he's a good student and devoted dog owner but when his pet pal sparky dies victor takes his home work to the next level and brings the dog back to life. franken-weenie is rated pg. i hear it's pretty good. >>> the dance craze that has taken over seemingly the entire world. it's got more than 380 million views on youtube. people everywhere are busting a move to this catchy song. >> that's right. and some say cy is the next justin bieber. we'll take a closer look at the phenomenon. >> on july 15th the korean rapper named sai uploaded a new music video on youtube and it has taken the world by storm in less than three months. ♪ >> it's had a huge successes specially on the billboard charts. it's number one on the digital charts. it's number one on the youtube charts. and it hit number 28 for the first time last week on our charts the top 40 main stream. >> reporter: though the song is sung in korean that doesn't stop people here from listening to it. sai's dance moves whe
. and then for these, these are the breakthrough awards, these are based fully on science, innovation, products that have done something that no other product has done before. and we actually work it out with te dermatologists and chemists. we make sure these are legit. >> they've been scientifically tested and approved. >> completely. >> let's take a look at, starting first with the real weightless foundation from georgio armani, apparently five different oils instead of water or powder. >> and you know how foundation can feel thick and heavy, this one uses all the different oils which you think would be greasy, but they're really light oils, they evaporate on the skin, so you get the pure pigment. it's maestro foundation. >> amazing. >> those who suffer from r rosasia, there is no medical cure for this, but you did find this cream can be helpful. >> there's no cream over the counter for this. and what happens is there's too many blood cells underneath the surface of the skin and too reactive. so this aven cream, it's french. >> anti-redness. >> right. >> for chronic redness. it has a protein
the subjectivity out of it and you put science around it. so it gives you a benchmark for the products that you have. so when we start looking at that, what we did was we said okay, what are some other alternatives? how can we horne into this as -- honey into this -- hone into this aspect of this particular product. we looked at things from the food industry, for instance. when we did that we came up with the clean stem fluid which is sourced as you said entirely from the fluid industry. what that did by developing those right off the bat, we had two or three orders magnitude stepdown in the numbers. >> numbers of what? >> it's a relative ranking. if you look at one product just in round numbers, let's say it's got an 800, which is what we have been using, some are down to 300 this. >> in terms of what? >> the effects of health, safety and environmental standpoint. >> researching and developing the new recipes for fracking is very expensive. tens of millions of dollars i imagine. >> yes, sir. >> the company believes the existing process, the ones they have been using for years is safe. why is h
, that going without gluten is helpful to you in any way? >> there's a lot of emerging science. there's a percentage of americans that are trying gluten-free to help them feel better, to help them achieve personal goals, and we hope that gluten-free helps them get to where they want to go. >> it is a fad. there's no doubt the research data shows that it's a fad. it's a $4.9 billion business. >> elizabeth sloan. >> people believe it's going to make them lose weight and there's no scientific evidence to show that's the case. >> everybody's talking about it, but it doesn't mean that it's good for everybody. >> reporter: dr. mark hyman is the founder of the ultra wellness center. >> reporter: is gluten healthy? >> it's not either healthy or unhealthy. it depends on whether your body is rejecting it. >> reporter: there's this general feeling of people that getting off gluten is a better idea because it's going to make me healthier. true? >> if a food has a health claim on it, it's probably unhealthy. >> well said. >>> still to come, the woman who survived a horrific accident that actually
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